Land-fill Vessels Arrive At Henoko

Land-fill vessels arrive at Henoko

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has confirmed that vessels loaded with sand and soil have arrived at the construction site of a US military base in Okinawa Prefecture.

He told reporters on Friday that the ministry's Okinawa regional bureau let 5 vessels enter waters off US Camp Schwab earlier in the day, ahead of possible bad weather. He said the measure is intended to ensure that planned landfill work begins next Friday, as scheduled.

Japan Offers Patrol Vessels To Vietnam To Strengthen Maritime Ties

Japan offers patrol vessels to Vietnam to strengthen maritime tiesJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will provide six patrol vessels to Vietnam as part of a fresh yen-loan offer totaling around 117 billion yen ($1 billion) to the Southeast Asian country to help its maritime safety efforts amid China's expanding activities at sea.

Mhi Signs Contracts With Pgs Of Norway For 2 Additional Ramform Vessels

MHI Signs contracts with PGS of Norway for 2 Additional Ramform VesselsMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for two vessels capable of three-dimensional (3D) seismic data acquisition for sea bottom resource exploration from Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), a leading company in marine seismic and reservoir data acquisition, processing and analysis/interpretation services in Norway. The contract was signed on April 25 in Tokyo. The order for the two vessels was placed upon exercise by PGS of the option right that was provided when two same type vessels were ordered to MHI in April 2011. The two newly ordered vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first and second half, respectively, of 2015. With this latest order, MHI will build a total of four vessels to support PGS's highly efficient deep water natural prospecting services.

Nyk Develops Shipboard Training Software For Its Lng Vessels

NYK Develops Shipboard Training Software for Its LNG VesselsThe Tokyo-based NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd.* and the Singapore-based NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.** have teamed together to develop new onboard training software for seafarers on LNG vessels. This new software is called the LNG-Shipboard Training and Assessment Recording System, or LNG-STARS, for short.